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Challenge IssuerZaion
Challenge NameShip of the Line
Challenge TypePersonal Challenge
Category Multiple Crossings
DescriptionChallenge Summary: On Halloween Xander Harris, chosen favorite of Janus the God of Chaos, wears a costume of a an important scifi character, one inexorably linked in the psyches of millions to a specific ship. When Ethan Rayne casts his spell on Halloween night he gets more than he bargained for, as Janus’s favor upon Xander brings forth his Ship of the Line, anchoring it to his reality. With memories of another life, skills not his own, and a powerful vessel at his disposal, Xander must take hold of his destiny.

Key Plot Elements:
-Xander must dress as an important character associated with a specific space ship.
-Said ship must qualify as a Ship of the Line, meaning that it is one of the most advanced available to the people at the time, is a fleet flagship, etc.
-Said ship must be a military ship or a very unique/interesting civilian craft.
-Said ship must be a sizeable craft, not a runabout, shuttle or small freighter.
-Said ship should contain onboard a full complement of fuel, supplies, and armaments, including any smaller craft such as shuttles ordinarily associated with the ship.
-Said ship should NOT possess any of its usual crew complement beyond digital sentience. I.E. if the ship possesses artificial bodies controlled by the ship’s AI then they should still exist on the ship. An example is the “Ship Made Flesh” android body of Rommy on the Andromeda Ascendant.
-Said ship is created in orbit above Sunnydale at the same time as Ethan’s spell is invoked.
-Xander must have a means to access the ship, either via remote access of computer systems to teleport aboard, remote piloting of a shuttle, or a shuttle being created near his location when the spell activates.
-The ship and any associated hardware, including Xander’s costume, will remain 100% real after Ethan’s spell ends.
-Xander should possess all the memories and skills of the character he goes for Halloween as after the spell ends.
-Xander should either possess the necessary training/understanding of the ship to be able to perform repairs, or the ship should possess a computer capable of instructing him in its repair if not outright sentient.
-Xander will undergo any physical or physiological changes required to leave him permanently as the character/a member of the character’s species after the spell ends, even though his own personality returns to control his mind.
-The Buffy universe for the story MUST be blended with at least one other universe that involves an appropriate setting for crossing. I.E., series like Bleach, Ranma ½, etc. are not acceptable as they are not space-involved sci-fi series. The blended series must NOT be from the same universe as Xander’s costume.
-Xander should make use of the ship to aid himself in shaping his own future. He may use it as a technological base to make money and build forces on Earth, or ally with a force defending Earth, or even just take the ship and some friends and go out to explore the universe.
-No matter what the normal means of FTL propulsion is native to Xander’s universe, the technology of his ship should still operate as presented in the source material. This applies to everything from sensors, to propulsion, to medical technology.
Challenge Date22 Jun 12
Last Updated22 Jun 12

Challenge Responses

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